- Install a geyser timer to stop it going on when not necessary (like during the middle of the day)
- Purchase and use electric blankets, hot water bottles and other targeted heat sources instead of heating an entire room or house
- Replace your incandescent light bulbs with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
- Install a low-flow shower head to reduce the quantity of water you use. Low Flow shower heads are specially designed to reduce the water flow while still giving you a great shower.
- Install tap aerators – which again reduce the water flow – to reduce the quantity of water you use
- Opt for motion sensor lights for outdoor security, instead of lights running all night
- Install a geyser blanket
- Seal drafts on windows and doors with weather-stripping
- Install and use a pool cover to reduce the number of hours your pool motor needs to run for
It goes without saying that some measures might cost more up-front but can pay themselves off over time from the savings you’ll make. More than anything, these expenditures should be seen as investments, in both a future of lower utility costs, the value of your home and a healthier environment.